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Cooling, Europe’s unheralded energy challenge

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 15:15
Heating and cooling takes up half the European Union’s energy consumption but it is often radiators and heaters that hog the spotlight, while air conditioning and fans are sidelined. But the changing climate and economic situation means cooling is set to become far more important.
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Romania adopts offshore energy law, angers majors

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 13:44
Romania’s Chamber of Deputies voted in favour of a new offshore law on Monday evening (10 July) that will impose taxes on oil and gas companies operating in the Black Sea. The ruling party's controversial leader insisted it will help cut reliance on Russian energy imports but oil companies said it might deter new investments.
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Tusk tells Trump: Appreciate your allies, you don’t have that many

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 13:09
"Europe is your best ally, please remember that," Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday (10 July) in an indirect message to US president Donald Trump, who will attend a crucial NATO summit in Brussels this week and then meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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The untapped potential of EU-NATO cooperation

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 11:47
EU-NATO cooperation is a good framework for bringing Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, and others, closer to the Alliance, and improving their security, writes Andreas Marazis.
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Transparency International reveals MEPs’ additional income

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 11:40
MEPs’ outside income raises questions : some MEPs (particularly on the far-right) take part in activities which are likely to lead to conflicts of interest, without the European Parliament taking the slightest action. EURACTIV.fr reports
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Investment in digital health and access to drugs at the core of Austrian Presidency

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 11:34
Austria’s EU Presidency will focus on “strong” investment in digital health as well as on regulatory issues when it comes to access to medicines, Dr Clemens Martin Auer told EURACTIV.com in an interview. Dr Clemens Martin Auer is the president of the...
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In ‘cordial’ meeting with Catalan leader, Sánchez signals thaw

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 11:04
Spain’s Prime Minister signaled a thaw in relations with Catalonia yesterday (9 July), signing up to joint initiatives in a first meeting with the region’s leader but again ruling out any moves toward Catalan independence.
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Giappone, almeno 140 i morti nelle alluvioni: «Milioni di sfollati»

Corriere della Sera - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 09:57
Forti piogge, inondazioni e frane che hanno colpito l’area occidentale del Paese. Ancora oltre 80 i dispersi, la maggior parte nella zona di Hiroshima. Sommersi interi villaggi dalle piogge torrenziali iniziate giovedì scorso. Al lavoro 54 mila soccorritori
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Britain to double Western Balkans funding, security staff

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 07:59
Britain is to almost double the funding it provides to countries in the Western Balkans to 80 million pounds (€90 million) and ramp up its number of security staff in the region to try and tackle organised crime gangs.
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EU makes another attempt to press Ukraine to fight corruption

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 07:57
EU leaders used the 20th EU-Ukraine summit in Brussels on Monday (9 July) to press the country’s president, Petro Poroshenko, once again to take credible steps to fight rampant corruption.
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Ex-IPCC Vice-Chair: EU contribution to Paris goals is ‘unambitious and outdated’

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 07:40
The European Union needs to “significantly improve its policy package” for 2030 in order to align itself with the emission trajectories of the Paris Agreement, according to renowned Belgian climate scientist Jean-Pascal van Ypersele.
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Most ivory bought in Europe is illegal, investigation finds

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 07:40
Almost three-quarters of all ivory sold legally in Europe is in fact illicit and comes from tusks of elephants that were killed after the 1990 ban on ivory trade, according to an investigation released on Tuesday (10 July).
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US questions CAP’s raison d’être with Spanish olives investigation

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 07:33
If the ongoing US government investigation into imported Spanish olives ends up imposing anti-dumping duties, it could potentially set a dangerous legal precedent and question the entire functioning of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), experts and farmers warn.
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May appoints Jeremy Hunt as new foreign minister

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 06:21
British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Jeremy Hunt as foreign minister yesterday (9 July) after predecessor Boris Johnson resigned in protest at the government's plans for a close trading relationship with the European Union.
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Germany would not be the main victim of Trump’s car tariffs

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 06:20
In May 2018, Donald Trump commissioned the US Department of Commerce to investigate whether car imports constitute a threat to US national security. It would seem so according to figures, but that is no more than an excuse to impose tariffs, writes Dr Clemens Fuest.
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Mysterious source of ozone-killing emissions tracked to China

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 06:14
A mysterious surge in emissions of an illegal ozone-destroying chemical has been tracked down to plastic foam manufacturers in China, according to an on-the-ground investigation published on Monday. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
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Trump scolds NATO allies ahead of summit

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 06:09
US President Donald Trump berated fellow NATO members yesterday (9 June) for not contributing enough to the alliance while maintaining a trade surplus with the United States, keeping up a recent drumbeat of criticism before meeting European allies this week in Brussels.
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Higher shares of renewables for higher levels of electrification

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 06:06
A deep decarbonisation of the European economy is doable, but it will rely heavily on an increased uptake of electricity – even if the challenges are very different across the individual use sectors, writes Kristian Ruby.
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Draghi urges countries to complete banking union as risks fall

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 18:06
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi urged eurozone member states to complete the banking union with a European Deposit Insurance Scheme, noting the “substantial” reduction of risks in the banks’ balance sheets and the benefits of risk-sharing.
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The Brief – This week everything is possible

Euractive general - Lun, 09/07/2018 - 16:38
A terrible week ahead of us will keep Europeans on their toes.
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